Philemina M Jones , Orlando, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2015 *fiscal year, Judge Philemina M Jones has disposed 70 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orlando, Florida. Out of those 70 dispostions, 2 were dismissed, 19 were approved and 49 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Jones has approved in Orlando for the 2015 fiscal year is 27%. The information below for Judge Philemina M Jones was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Orlando 2010 443 372 193 179 16%40%44%
Orlando 2011 451 384 219 165 15%37%49%
Orlando 2012 433 352 214 138 19%32%49%
Orlando 2013 461 379 214 165 18%36%46%
Orlando 2014 447 356 204 152 20%34%46%
Orlando 2015 70 68 49 19 3%27%70%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Philemina M JonesNo Stats for FY 2016
All ALJs in Orlando Office 19% 49% 32%
All ALJs in Florida22%45%34%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Philemina M Jones
9/18/2014 8:57:40 PM

Judge Jones is the worst judge ever! With an attitude like hers, she really needs to leave the bench and pursue a career that is more in line with her disposition - driving a city bus comes to mind. Between her constant eye rolling, head shaking and sighing and her devil-may-care approach to her job, she has no place making decisions that affect the lives of so many people. Cold, unprofessional, cynical, and with a record of approving only a third of the claimants who go before her, she needs to be replaced. Her time has come.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
7/31/2014 3:37:17 AM

I only give her a 1 star b/c i had no option to rate any lower.

Sheree K
Judge: Philemina M Jones
7/29/2014 2:03:45 PM

Had my appeal hearing today. From the word GO, she was so condescending, rude, and unprofessional. She is everything everyone said she'd be. She did the eye rolling, cutting you off mid sentence, and shaking her head. She immediately makes you feel unwelcome and like a 2nd class citizen. She was so mean and nasty. I am SO disappointed. I could not afford an attorney, and I now see this was a huge mistake. I didn't get a decision yet, so I am assuming its no. 26 years of severe inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia. I am basically crippled and she looked at me as if I were lying., even with orthropaedic surgeorn report saying I need bilateral knee replacements and ankle fusion from all the damage the arthritis has done. I waited 2 years for that hearing and she looked at me as if to say "get out of here and stop wasting my time'. I will be reporting her;

Judge: Philemina M Jones
2/5/2014 4:38:16 AM

25 years as an VE. Judge Jones is top of my list. She functions on the bench as all ALJs should act. The job is not hand holding or being your momma. Act like an adult in this court.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
2/2/2014 6:05:44 PM

She is aweful! She won't let you speak to explain your situation whatsoever. She wants yes or no answers and even when you think you've answered correctly, she will yell at you. She will use anything and everything against you avoiding what your doctor and the medical records read. She rolls her eyes, shakes her head at you and yells at you. I don't wish this judge on anyone and wish she was removed! I was told by my attorney she is the worst judge anyone can possibly have.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
4/13/2013 4:16:03 PM

Eye-rolling and exasperation are indeed hallmarks. She likes to make unlettered, suffering clients cry. One poor illiterate client was asked "When did you become disabled?" Unfortunately, he does not know about how we set alleged onset dates. He answered, "I don't rightly know, ma'am". She thundered abusively at him "WELL, if you don't know, how am I supposed to know?" I don't care if she abuses attorneys--we're getting paid, but these clients are vulnerable and suffering when they walk in. How dare she be so callous? She is sadistic and has anger-issues which have nothing to do with the clients or the attorneys. She is a disgrace to the office.

Disability Rep
Judge: Philemina M Jones
2/5/2013 8:03:43 AM

This judge is condescending and cold on agood day. Previous posters are right- be prepared for lots of eye rolling, sighs, and looks of exasperation directed toward both you and your client. She seems to scratch the bottom of the barrell to look for ways that she can deny a claim. It would seem in her eyes that no one is disabled unless they die and reading some of these posts it seems not even that matters to her.

Jose Lopez
Judge: Philemina M Jones
11/29/2012 9:56:45 AM

Hope you never have this ALJ. Can you believe that she approved our case with a future onset-date? Claimant has been disabled since 2010, and though ALJ approved the case she said that he has not been disabled until after the hearing. This ALJ should be sent home.

It's Going To Be A Bad Day
Judge: Philemina M Jones
11/5/2012 2:44:52 PM

She's nice until the recording starts then her personality changes. Be prepared for lots of sighing and eye rolling as well as shaking her head. If you are lucky enough to not get any of that be prepared for her looking at you like you have three heads. 32% approval will tell you she doesn't believe you and you will be denied. She would be better suited in a job she doesn't hate. That way she wouldn't take her frustrations out on the people who appear in front of her.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
6/12/2012 7:07:07 PM

Know how to present your evidence to your judge. Enough said.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
6/8/2012 1:37:27 PM

Claimant survived lung cancer in 2003- chemo port pierced her heart and she devloped cardiac conditions that led to her filing for disability. UF with ALJ Murray (good riddance), got Jones on remand. After requesting all kinds of records prior to the claimant's onset date, and other things both relevant and not relevant, we got all the records and submitted them. Claimant diagnosed with cancer again. Died. Almost one year after the hearing, the ALJ issued a partially favorable decision- granting benefits the date of her 50th birthday, which was two months before she died. Her son will get ZERO benefits because of this decision. I don't know how this woman lives with herself and can sleep at night.

Judge: Philemina M Jones
6/1/2012 7:19:00 AM


Disability Pro
Judge: Philemina M Jones
5/1/2012 4:34:50 PM

Forgot to rate in my prior post. Overall, tough but fair.

Disability Pro
Judge: Philemina M Jones
4/27/2012 6:55:31 AM

Be on guard for the poorly crafted and very confusing questions she poses to Vocational Experts. Because consultative examiners and DDS documents are sacred to her, you must undermine the credibility of those exhibits to stand a chance with Judge Jones. However, if you sufficiently undermine the qualifications of a CE examiner or point to inconsistencies in a state agency consultant's findings, she will listen if you press these issues sufficiently.

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